Monday, October 20, 2014


I’ve been reading again so I’ll try to do some more quick book reviews, plus we rented some DVD’s this past weekend as well.


Collapse (New America - Book 1)


Collapse (New America #1) by Richard Stephenson

Between the natural disasters and the middle east launching an attack on the US, this seemed like a completely realistic book.  I like the characters and where the story went.  I’m going to have to put the rest of the series on my wish list on Amazon.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.


Exit Reality: A Ray Garret/Lifeline Techno Thriller


Exit Reality by Robert S. Wilson

A new drug, so to speak, is killing people, but is it really a drug.  A digital world has got people addicted to the service and it’s all ran by a guy looking for immortality.  I liked this, mainly because it was a lot different than any other story I’ve read.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.




Cinema of Shadows (Harmony, Indiana, #2)


Cinema of Shadows (Harmony, Indiana #2) by Michael West

I’ve read another one of his books from this series and enjoyed it just as much as I did this one.  One of the main things I like is the fact that I don’t necessarily have to read them in order as they can be stand alone books as well.  Cinema of Shadows is about a theater with a haunted past and what happens when it tries to take its last victims.

I gave it 4 stars on Goodreads and Amazon.


As you can tell, I’m reading more again.  My new job has a 20 minute break with a 30 minute lunch that I read on compared to the 10 minute break and 20 minute lunch at my previous one where I barely had time to eat.  I’m getting about a book done a week, it’s nothing compared to the 3 or 4 I was getting done at the job before these 2 but at least I’m reading again.


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the Other Woman

This comedy was just that, a comedy.  It was pretty funny which with Leslie Mann and Cameron Diaz, you would expect that.  Leslie Mann is married to a guy, who is dating Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.  When the 3 get together, it’s time for some payback.

Cheri and I both gave it 4 stars.




Movie poster featuring Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort in character


the Fault in our Stars

In the words of Cheri, who said this multiple times during this movie “Damn that Nicholas Sparks, why am I watching this, I knew I was going to cry.”  This was a great movie but so very sad.  You cry at the happy spots as much as you do the sad spots.  Being as both the main characters have cancer, it hits me at home.

We both gave it 5 stars but keep kleenex handy.



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What’s not to love when you get Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore together.  This is their 3rd movie together and they are all pretty good.  I’m not a huge fan of Adam Sandler when he does his stupid movies but when he plays a more normal role, and not slapstick, he can be really good.

I give it 4 stars and Cheri gave it 5.



As you can tell, we had a pretty good evening with the Redbox DVD’s.  That’s probably because we hadn’t rented anything in awhile so there was some decent stuff that we hadn’t seen yet.  Usually we’ve seen everything that we really wanted to so we end up renting stuff that we might like but are just taking a chance with it.


  1. Exit Reality sounds like a good book. I'll add it to my list of future reads. We recently saw The Other Woman...hilarious. And my granddaughter has been begging for The Fault in our Stars...she read the book

    1. I can't imagine reading the Fault in our Stars, I cried enough watching the movie and it was over in 2 hours.